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Friday, June 20, 2008

Art moment



I was somewhat shocked, if not pleased, to have the sudden urge to paint a new canvas yesterday. I had given myself a break from painting to focus on the upcoming Pino Pie day and have been madly making folk dolls, lavender items, etc. But I've been missing my art.

I do think being away from it from time to time is good. I paint all year, but summer is a time to fill the well, and I store it all up for outbursts in fall through spring. There was a time when I would feet guilty if I wasn't painting every day. No more. I am a dedicated artist, but I'm not a faucet. If the right project came in, I'd snap it up with zest. But the times are so s..l.o.w...one must work hard at other things, and not bang one's head up against a wall too much. It feels like the whole world is on vacation. Is anyone out there?

So this was enjoyable to make, and see the next day.

6 comments:

Joan said...

Yep, I'm out here and not on vacation. I finally got my apron for Pino finished and will be going to the post office in the morning. We have a plumbing leak to deal with this weekend and I'm hoping it will be simple fix even though nothing seems easy any more. Sigh.
Love the painting.

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

I'm honored you sewed in the midst of a plumbing extravaganza! I hope it gets fixed asap. As Pino would say,
"Get a bucket!"

Anonymous said...

Hi miss Katherine,

I loved (and needed) this post. And the painting of course! I am trying to give myself the space to refill. Once again, you are a good teacher. Thank you. :)

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

Oh Miss P, I have learned this, but I still must practice at it. It is a life long practice I think to make it a skill. Not to soud like an old school marm, but aging helps[ok I sound like a school marm] - or at least it does me. Priorities seem more visible with some age perspective.
xo

un instinct de bonheur said...

I Love it - so peaceful, so beautiful.

Sandra Monat said...

beautiful painting Katherine. Like you, I will take a break from doll making very soon for a few weeks to refill my batteries. We´ll see what happens :D

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